What is the process of folding? And who is the folder, anyway?
Where did this piece come from?
The fusion of origami and dance haunted my imagination, inducing me to flesh that idea out despite myself. I decided to tackle the process of art: practitioners of origami, or art more generally, always say that the process matters as much, if not more than the product. I wanted to test that. What is the folding process like? Where is the human element in origami, if humanity is central to art? Who is the origami artist, anyway?
When the organizer of the Open Stage invited me to create a piece, and I accepted the chance to make this idea a reality.
The process of exploring the process
If the you think you saw slapstick comedy in the recording, that's thanks to my experience at the Bard Summer Theater Intensive! I reprised the slapstick from my group's 25-minute movement theater piece Space Ballet, which in turn drew inspiration from Herbert Fritsch's shows that we watched in Berlin, such as my favourite dadaist show der die mann. I'm very grateful for the broad exposure to ideas at the theater intensive, as well as its training on devised theater.